Undergraduate Certificate


I am not a Princeton undergraduate student. Can I still apply to the Program in Technology and Society, Information Technology Track?
No. You must be a Princeton undergraduate student to receive this certificate.

How does the TS certificate relate to the Program in Applications of Computing?
The TS certificate is for students from all backgrounds who want to study the intersection of computing and society. Applications of Computing is for non-CS majors who want to study computing—at another university it might be called a “minor in Computer Science”.

I am an incoming freshman, and although my major is undeclared/undecided, I am interested in the TS certificate. What is an optimal course map for the program?
The first course you should take is the core course required, EGR/HIS/SOC 277 Technology and Society.

Please see the Technology and Societal courses listed in the Course Requirements for other suggested courses. Two technology, two societal and one breadth courses are required to receive this certificate.

Can I substitute another course for one of the required courses?
Substitutions must be consistent with the goals and structure of the program. Any substitution must be approved in advance by the director of the Information Technology Track. Please email the request to the Information Technology Track Program Manager, Laura Cummings-Abdo, lcumming@princeton.edu.

Can I take any of the courses as PDF?
Yes, you may take one course out of the six required as a PDF course. All other courses must be taken for a letter grade.

What else is required to receive this certificate?
Along with the course work required, a semester of Independent Work and participation in the Annual Symposium are also required to receive the Technology and Society, Information Technology Track certificate upon graduation.

Do you need to be in a specific major to apply for the Technology and Society, Information Technology Track certificate?
No, as long as you fulfill all the certificate requirements you will receive the certificate upon graduation.

Can I get a Technology and Society, Information Technology Track certificate and another certificate at the same time?
Yes, as long as you meet the requirements for both.

What if I have more questions?
Please contact the program manager of the Information Technology Track, Laura Cummings-Abdo, lcumming@princeton.edu.